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RFP - Event & Marketing Management Services for Special Service Area No. 17 & the Ravinia District

The City of Highland Park, Illinois, requests proposals from qualified proposers for the provision of marketing, public relations, event development, production, and management services for Special Service Area Number 17 in the Ravinia District for three consecutive automatically renewable one-year terms, which coincide with the term of the SSA, for an annual amount not to exceed $45,800, inclusive of retainer and expenses.


Expenses include social media paid ads for events and activities, and creative for and production of posters to promote events and activities.  


For this Request for Proposals ("RFP") and the anticipated agreement, "City" means the City of Highland Park; "Services" means marketing, public relations, event development, production, and management services, as more fully described in this RFP; "SSA" means Special Service Area Number 17; "RD" means the Ravinia District, and; the "TIF District" means the Ravinia District Tax Increment Financing District.


The selected proposer will be invited to enter into an agreement with the City, in a form to be provided by the City ("Agreement"). The City Council has the ultimate authority to approve any proposal and to authorize the execution of an Agreement. Award of an Agreement in response to this RFP is contingent entirely on the approval of the extension of SSA 17, which is scheduled to be considered by the City Council on November 28, 2022.

Download the RFP for more information and timeline.